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A Critical Decision | Canadiens Connection ep 191
Episode 19114th May 2022 • Canadiens Connection • Rocket Sports Radio
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This Week’s Show

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

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The Montreal Canadiens won the lottery on Tuesday night providing them with the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.

Roster news - Canadiens at the World Championships: Josh Anderson (Canada), Sean Farrell and Jordan Harris (United States), Joel Armia (Finland), Frederick Dichow (Denmark). Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault underwent surgery on his right wrist. Canadiens have appointed Christopher Boucher as Director of Hockey Analytics. Canadiens forward Mike Hoffman is hosting a fund-raising gala.

Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket lead their first round playoff series with Syracuse. Hamilton Bulldogs swept the Mississauga Steelheads as Canadiens prospect Arber Xhekaj scored an overtime winner. Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Hockey news and notes: NHL coaching carousel and Stanley Cup playoff update.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Surveying Draft Options

The transformation of the Montreal Canadiens roster was given a huge boost by winning the lottery and securing the first overall pick for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Jerome Berube, Director of Scouting for Hockey Prospect joins us to discuss the Canadiens options.

Scouting reports on Shane Wright, Logan Cooley, David Jiricek, Juraj Slafkovsky and Simon Nemec.

Breaking down the trade proposed on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast involving the Canadiens first overall pick.

The Canadiens also have a late first round pick (from Calgary) and their own first pick of the second round. Berube runs down some prospects that could be of interest to the Habs.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella).

Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

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